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Blake Griffin is The Flyin’ Lion [UPDATE: How Long Have Clipper Announcers Been Saying This?]

Blake Griffin Flyin Lion

It's been quite clear to sports fans and media personalities that freakish Clippers forward Blake Griffin is in dire need of a proper nickname — and not just something as mindless as "B-Griff."  We're frankly surprised it has taken us this long to come up with the fitting name, especially since it's been sitting under our nostrils all along in his own namesake:


From Wikipedia:

"The griffin is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle."

It's really that simple.

Blake Griffin is The Flyin' Lion. Yes, we realize it says head of an eagle, but look how happy Blake is with that lion's hair.

UPDATE: So how long have Clipper announcers been referring to Griffin a "The Flyin' Lion?

We expect to see our photo of the Flyin' Lion on the jumbotron by early next week.

[h/t to The GB]


  1. Gnomo

    January 20, 2011 at 11:06 am

    The best nickname would a simply “The”. Blake “The” Griffin.

  2. Jon

    January 20, 2011 at 11:26 am

    How he isn’t called the “Poster Child” I don’t know. Suggestion from @jasonwhitlock originally an I concur

  3. TheSportsHernia

    January 20, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Far too demeaning for a human Lion.

  4. Justin

    January 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Other sites are already using “The Poster Child” and, if it sticks, will be one of hebtter monikers assigned to a player in a while…

  5. TheSportsHernia

    January 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    We like “The Poster Child”, other sites are using Quake Griffin as well.

  6. Bob Osso

    January 20, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Has to be poster child. I won’t accept anything else.

  7. starkweather

    January 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I’d like to propose Mobile Slaughter Unit. I think it’s quite catchy

  8. Bryan

    January 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Blake Superior!

  9. Jaszzbong

    January 20, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    That’s pretty good too. But I doubt many people would get it

  10. TheSportsHernia

    March 13, 2014 at 2:53 pm


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